Artist Greggy...Musings and Yik-Yak

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01/17/2004
Entry: "Friends and the Internet..."

Again I'd like to thank the faithful visitors to my world here for being the reason I sing. I really feel good whenever somone lets me know that a piece of art that I created moved them, it goes straight to the heart.
On another sidebar, a few recent conversations left me wondering...why do some people assume that just because you "meet" someone on the "internet" then that automatically attaches a certain stigma to the friendship? Like all of a sudden that other person on the other end of your internet connection isn't really human or most definitely can't possibly have good intentions? I can honestly say in my heart that some of the best friends I have ever had the pleasure of knowing have been people I've "met" or had a continual vibe or flow with on the net. They show me respect and love and I try to return it in same and I consider them almost as family in my book. Although I've never had the opportunity to meet any of my on-line friends in person yet, after flowing and vibing with them for some time now, I feel pretty confidant that none of them are axe-murderers, terrorists, or evil monsters. I'm sure as time goes on perhaps I will get a moment to see a few of my peeps in person. You can meet great friends and horrible people here on the net just the same as you can face to face on the street, it's all in where your mindset is. When people who don't use computers much or don't understand the technology associated with computers criticize you or automatically assume that someone that you've met on the internet is a crazy then what are they saying about you since you're on the other end of a computer too? Does that make you a crazy too by default? Bottom line is this...People are people regardless of WHERE you meet them. But I've always let a person's actions and not their words guide me in choosing friends. So with that, I'll leave my web family with a SHOUT-OUT!! To all of you!
~1~

p.s...Y'all wanna catch a flow? I did a lil sum' in my Creative Corner

Replies:
3 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Wednesday, January 21st, 2004 @ 01:34 PM EST
j.o.y. said

i left my name and stuff off. now i gotta retype EVERYTHING. that makes me mad! crazy crazy crazy

all i said was i'm glad 2 have internet friends. especially u greggy.

I also thank God for the opportunity to meet Mr. Joy via email.

i have Ig-nint friends. they don't understand that the internet is really one of the safest modes by which u can meet someone. you get to choose whether or not u want 2 meet them in person. u have all control. u get to limit the time u spend with them. u also have authority on how much PERSONAL information u give.

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on Sunday, January 18th, 2004 @ 07:12 AM EST
Anna said

Ooh, I hear ya about people, meeting online, assumptions, actions and friendship. I don't fully agree but I like your point.

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on Saturday, January 17th, 2004 @ 02:27 PM EST
Art4Soul said

I here you sweetie. people are people no matter where you meet them. Here on the net or in the suppermarket. I have found a good friend in you. And I treasure our relationship. It would be a pleasure to meet you in person one day smile you have a wonderful weekend SweetOne. Much love to you...

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